The threatened rains moved off into the afternoon, so the roar of motorcycle engines and the rhythm of blues from the Hard to Tell Band– who had a busy weekend – signaled the eleventh annual Josh Baughan Ride-In, after their initial date was rained out for the first time in 11 years.
This year, the child the event raised money for was Caleb Johnson, a 6-year-old boy diagnosed with Late Infantile NCL, also called Batten’s Disease, which is a genetic disease with an onset between the ages of 2 and 4. According to Caleb’s mother, Ashley Johnson, around the age of 3 they noticed something wasn’t quite right, as his language was not developing like they thought it would. “We were initially convinced it was autism,” Johnson said. “We did a ton of therapy, five days a week, working on developmental skills. Then when he was about four, he started having seizures.”
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